block plane

noun

Definition of block plane

: a small plane made with the blade set at a lower pitch than other planes and used chiefly on end grains of wood

Examples of block plane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Complete each tenon by working down to the scribe lines using a shoulder plane, block plane, and a chisel. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "How To Make an Heirloom Toolbox," 25 Feb. 2020 Next, carefully examine the face (the 3-inch width) of each piece and use a block plane to remove any small bumps where two pieces of veneer overlap. Richard Romanski, Popular Mechanics, "How To Build the Ultimate DIY Workbench," 18 Jan. 2020 Stanley Block Plane New woodworkers and pros appreciate this indispensable hand tool, Stanley’s low-angle block plane. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "18 Essential Tools For Your First Woodshop," 15 Oct. 2019 With the stringers in place, check that each step is level, and use a block plane to shave down high spots. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build Stairs in 3 Easy Steps," 1 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of block plane

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Block plane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/block%20plane. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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